Edward A. Addy
Edward A. Addy



Edward A. Addy has 35 years of experience in technology management, practice and research, following ten years in mathematics and physics education. He has an extensive background in software and systems engineering and in program management. He has worked in a wide range of domain areas, including network communications, weapon control systems, financial and enforcement systems, and NASA space flight systems.  Dr. Addy has published in the areas of system assurance, software product lines and software safety, and has presented at corporate, national and international conferences.

Education and Certification

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, West Virginia University
  • M.A., Mathematics, Wake Forest University
  • B.S., Mathematics (Education), Michigan State University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Through leadership roles with Northrop Grumman, Dr. Addy has experience in strategic planning and management oversight.  In his current position in business development operations for a $100M operating unit, he plans and monitors capture and proposal funding for opportunities that will impact the company for the next ten years.  In previous positions as an operations manager and as a program and site manager, he had overall responsibility for technical and financial success of the programs within his purview.

As a member for more than 25 years, Dr. Addy is engaged in various Computer Society efforts, primarily in the areas of systems and software engineering process standards and in student awards. As Chair of the IEEE P1012 Working Group beginning in 2018 and previoiusly as Secretary since 2007, he has been the editor for three versions of the standard on verification and validation.  Dr. Addy became Chair of the CS Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee (S2ESC), after serving for six years as an elected member.  He has been a U.S. representative to ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 / Subcommittee 7 / Working Group 7 on Software and Systems Engineering Life Cycle Management.  He chairs an annual cycle of the Richard E. Merwin Scholarship Award under the MGAB ARC, and is the CS alternate representative to the IEEE Systems Council.  In each of these roles, he coordinates with colleagues from around the world with the goal of serving computing professionals.

  • Member/Secretary/Chair, IEEE P1012 Working Group, Standard for System and Software Verification and Validation (2005 - present)
  • Technical Advisor to ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 / Subcommittee 7 Software and Systems Engineering (2015 - present)
  • IEEE Computer Society alternate representative to the IEEE Systems Council (2016 - present)
  • Member/Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee (2013 - present)
  • Member/Chair, Richard E. Merwin Scholarship Award, IEEE Computer Society Awards and Recognition Committee (2014 - present)
  • Senior Member, IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Standards Association
  • Active participant in the IEEE Orlando Section
Career History    
1999 - Present Northrop Grumman Sr Systems Eng, Manager
1995 - 1999 West Virginia University Research Associate
1985 - 1995 Logicon (now Northrop Grumman) Software Eng, Manager
1981 - 1985 U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School Instructor
1980 - 1981 College of Wooster (Ohio) Instructor
1975 - 1980 Secondary Schools Teacher, Coach

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